I'm just tickled to have this quilt finished and on the bed! I started it in October of last year. The pattern is Ginger Belle, from Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. It's in this book
this is, hands down, my favorite quilt book. I love everything Carrie Nelson publishes and she's my favorite designer. There are several patterns in it that are on my list to make, but this was at the top of the list:
I cut everything from my stash of Civil War / Thimbleberry type fabrics.
Sometime I wonder why I have so much fabric and question if I really need it all, but I love digging through my stash when I'm beginning a new project and pulling fabrics. It's one of my favorite parts of the quilt making process and this quilt was a long process. I'd stitch a bit here and there and then another project would take precedence.
Ginger Belle is 81 x 81, but I made it bigger. The blocks are big and after only adding another row, it finishes at 114" x 114". I cut 12 strips for the binding and it took me literally weeks to get it bound. I chose this green fabric that is from Moda's Union Blues collection for the binding:
I backed this one with one of my bargain fabrics that I bought for $3.00 at a little quilt shop that was going out of business a few years ago. I didn't quite have enough, but I found more at Whittles for $5.00/yd. I love that shop. I think I heard about it from Jo, over at Jo's Country Junction.
Jackie quilted it using a pattern called Cafe de Munde, another perfect choice from my superstar quilter:
Photographing a quilt this size is a challenge. While we were all out shooting pistols the other day, it dawned on me that the flat bed trailer would be perfect
so my champion quilt holders and the canine assistants were called into action:
I adore everything about this quilt.
Scrappy quilts just tickle me to pieces and this one is a joy to snuggle under. Right now it has a huge pile of laundry on it that needs folding, but that's not even a chore when I get to see this after everything is put away.